The Flock Cancer Street Stroll began in 2021 when the Komen organization announced they would no longer host an event in Boise. Breast cancer survivor mother daughter duo Leslie Scantling and Barbara Rhoades, both treasured the annual event to come together with their friends and family to mark and celebrate their survivor survivorship. When no event was planned for the valley, they stepped in and took it upon themselves to start a new tradition.
The duo began planning the pink flamingo-themed Flock Cancer Street Stroll along Boise’s historic Harrison Boulevard. The local garden center, Franz Witte, donated their iconic flock to bedeck Leslie’s front lawn as she had decorated with them in the past….the theme seemed natural to continue on.
Participants were able to stroll a loop up and down the boulevard, enjoy homeowner’s decoration and cheering sections, and included getting to walk through a balloon arch to ring the pink bell in celebration of their cancer journey and then celebrate at the Flock Party with pictures and a festive pink atmosphere.